Check Out A Brand New Track From Jonah Wisneski & Win Tickets To His CD Release Party

JONAH WISNESKI – CD RELEASE PARTY

Friday, September 16th – 10pm
The Larimer Lounge
Tickets – $5.00
PURCHASE HERE

Listen Up Denver! has a pair of tickets to give away to attend Jonah Wisneski’s CD Release Party at The Larimer Lounge on Friday, September 16th. You don’t want to miss this!  As a strong pressence in Colorado, Jonah Wisneski has been contributing to Denver’s burgeoning music scene for the last few years. After spending time as a session player, touring/recording/playing with various musical acts in Colorado, Jonah is finally letting his own voice be heard with a new band and a new record called Lights.

All you have to do to enter is post “I want to go to Jonah’s CD Release Party!” on our Facebook Wall.  For those of you not on Facebook, shoot us an email at listenupdenver@gmail.com telling us you want to go to Jonah’s CD Release Party!

PLEASE NOTE: Entry deadline is Noon MST Wednesday September 14th and the winner will be notified by email or Facebook no later than 5pm MST the same day.  Please be prepared to respond within quickly to confirm you can attend or we’ll pick another winner.

Check out “Grant Me Patience” from Lights right here!

Jonah Wisneski – Grant Me Patience

A guitarist/singer/composer, Jonah Wisneski spent the last few years working on his own music in between his time spent with other bands. Enlisting close friends (Colorado musical mainstays: The Fox Street All-Stars and Kinetix) to join him in the studio, it was time to work out the sound he was hearing in his head.

“I entered the studio a while back with a batch of songs, and ideas how they would be arranged. Josh Fairman (Kinetix) signed on to produce/engineer/play on the record, and he was pivotal in helping this come together. From there,Fox Street All Stars joined in, and were playing on songs until we had reached a point where everyone could feel good about the sounds we were getting. It kind of snowballed when musicians like Nate Barnes (drums) of Rose Hill Drive, and Bill McKay (Piano) of Leftover Salmon contributed. The results were exactly what I was hoping for.”

Now, with a record on the way, the live band has found it’s stride playing rhythm & blues soaked rock, rooted with sounds of Americana and more. The approach is to blend contemporary and classic ideas into a sound that is uniquely its own, yet newly familiar.

“I want the focus to be on the songs. I’ve got a great band that can put on a great live show, but I want the songs to be great in any environment, whether it’s live or on your stereo.”

The result, is a debut record due this fall. Hours of recording culled down to a cohesive sound that represents only the tip of the iceberg. Featuring members of Leftover Salmon, Rose Hill Drive, Kinetix and Fox Street All Stars, the record will showcase some of the country’s best musicians. With numerous shows on the horizon, the future is looking bright.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!